Tuskegee Airman Joe Gomer laid to rest

By KBJR News 1

November 16, 2013 Updated Nov 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM CDT


Military men, friends and family members came out to commemorate the life Tuskegee Airman Joe Gomer.

Gomer was a part of the Tuskegee Airmen, an all black flying fighter unit in WWII.

The airmen started off as an military experiment expected to fail.
Instead Gomer and his comrades exceeded expectations and became heros.

"Outstanding individuals each and every one of them and Joe was really the poster child for outstanding individuals among the Tuskegee Airmen," says Stan ross of the Red Tail Squadron.

Today Gomer received full military honors as loved ones said goodbye.

He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth last year.

His funeral took place at First United Methodist in Duluth.